Indulging in a Michelin-starred dining experience in Paris doesn’t have to break the bank. Contrary to popular belief, you can savor exquisite culinary creations without emptying your wallet. If you’re looking to relish in the flavors of Parisian haute cuisine without splurging, then you’re in luck.
We’ve compiled a list of five Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris where you can enjoy a delectable lunch for less than €60. Bon appétit!
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Experience culinary artistry at its finest with “Anne,” the Michelin-starred jewel nestled within the historic Pavillon de la Reine in Place des Vosges. Curated by renowned chef Mathieu Pacaud, “Anne” offers a lunch menu that is a symphony of flavors and textures, served from Wednesday to Friday (excluding weekends, drinks not included). Choose between a tantalizing starter and main course or indulge in the complete experience with a starter, main course, and dessert, priced at €49 and €59 respectively. 28, place des Vosges, 75003 Paris. www.pavillon-de-la-reine.com/restaurant-bar
Accents Table Bourse
Located near the bustling Bourse district, this gem is helmed by a talented Japanese pastry chef who ingeniously combines classic recipes with flamboyant creations. Picture diplomate flan with cardamom, poached peaches, and fennel sorbet, all exquisitely crafted with a subtle balance of smoked and grilled flavors. The sommelier’s advice is impeccable, and the service is polite and friendly. 24 rue Feydeau, 75002 Paris. www.accents-restaurant.com
In the trendy Sentier area, Reims-born chef Jason Gouzy has created a haven for food lovers with a touch of bourgeois style and romantic charm. Collaborating with a fashion designer, he has crafted a cocoon-like ambiance where textures play cleverly and surf and turf dishes take center stage. Think pithiviers of duck and foie gras, and celeriac with truffles. 24 rue du Sentier, 75002 Paris. www.restaurant-pantagruel.com
Intimacy and refinement define the space created by Jean Louis Berthet, with only 30 covers. As you enter, you are greeted by a wall of carefully lit white roses, setting the tone for a contemporary experience. The dark gray parquet, light gray waxed walls, and white portico all contribute to the chic atmosphere. Gaël Orieux’s cuisine is sincere and perfectly highlights the quality of the ingredients. The wine list is a harmonious accompaniment to this moment of pure refinement. 54 rue de Bourgogne, Paris, 75007. www.restaurantauguste.fr
This restaurant is a beautiful union of two childhood friends, Erwan Ledru from Brittany and Kevin de Porre from Perpignan. The space seamlessly blends vintage vibes with modern features, creating a unique contrast. The menu is brief, but oh-so-sophisticated and diners can expect polished dishes interpreted with the best seasonal ingredients. Their surf and turf pairings are a must-try, featuring the likes of Brittany lobster with Sarrazin wheat, monkfish with shellfish and Spanish chorizo, and Spanish pork with Cancale oysters. For the thirsty, the wine list was curated in collaboration with Anselme Selosse who put together a treasure trove of old, rare vintages that will surely surprise and delight any wine enthusiast. Stéphane Manigold’s vision of making Elite Gastronomy accessible shines through. 18 rue d’Anjou Paris 75008. www.contraste.paris
L’atelier de Joel Robuchon (Saint Germain)
L’atelier de Joel Robuchon invites you to an unforgettable dining experience in a captivating counter-seating ambiance. The restaurant’s two bars converge around the central kitchen, where guests can witness the culinary mastery up close, seated on high stools. The concept of a “chic canteen” brings a Western twist to teppanyaki and sushi bars, with a customizable menu featuring small plates and a variety of ingredient choices. Indulge in this culinary adventure for under 60 € with the prix fixe menu of one entrée, one main and one dessert or cheese, priced at 49 € per person. 5 rue de Montalembert, Paris, 75007. atelier-robuchon-saint-germain.com
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